Apply Now: Ceramic Studio Residency Program

Sawtooth’s Ceramic Studio Residency Program provides a unique opportunity for artists to share, explore and develop their own art practice within our community of artists, students, and patrons.

Responsibilities would include all aspects of studio management including equipment maintenance, kiln firing, glaze mixing, along with opportunities to teach. The program provides access to a fully equipped ceramic studio, personal studio space, and an opportunity for solo exhibition. Our thriving ceramic program has a strong visiting artist component, enabling residents to engage with ceramic artists throughout our region and beyond.

The ceramic program at Sawtooth has a 55-year history of providing quality ceramic classes and workshops for the Piedmont Triad and beyond, and is the premier ceramics program in the area. The average quarterly adult student enrollment is 270 students per quarter. In addition to the adult program, the ceramics facility also accommodates weekly classes and workshops for the youth program.

The studio management position would include joint oversight of the 4500 square-foot ceramic facility, including a handbuilding/sculpture studio, wheelthrowing studio, glaze mixing room, glazing area, electric kiln room, and gas kiln room with spray booth. The studios house 18 electric potters wheels, 2 slab rollers, extruders, pug mill, 3 electric kilns, and two 40-cubic-feet gas kilns.

Eligibility and Criteria
Applications are open to all experienced ceramicists. Sawtooth is seeking an emerging or midcareer artist who will benefit from working in a thriving educational program with significant community involvement. Strong preference will be given to applicants with an MFA in ceramics. The candidate’s prospect for artistic and professional growth, technical skills in studio and equipment maintenance, and potential for instructional support will be considered in the selection process.

The artist-in-residence will be required to work 20 hours per week with the additional option of teaching classes and workshops. Residents will periodically provide demonstrations and/or participate in class discussions and critiques in the intermediate and advanced classes.

The position is a 6-month residency contract with the potential for extension. Residents will receive a stipend for their weekly workload, with additional compensation for teaching hours. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

How to Apply
Please send the following via email to
• Letter of interest (maximum 100 words)
• Current CV
• Support material in the form of a PDF document with 8-10 images and captions
• A link to your digital portfolio or website, if applicable
• contact information for 3 professional references

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